Trans Student Must Be Allowed to Use Girls' Restroom
June 23, 2013 5:02 PM Subscribe
posted by not that girl (50 comments total)
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In December 2012, school district officials informed the family of Coy Mathis, a girl who was assigned male at birth, that she would no longer be allowed to use the girls' bathrooms at school. The Mathis family filed suit. Today, they won
In a decision the New York Times
calls "sharply worded," the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled that the Fountain-Fort Carson school district's decision to bar Coy Mathis from using the girls' restrooms "creates an environment that is objectively and subjectively hostile, intimidating or offensive."
Since 2008, Colorado has extended civil rights to transgendered individuals
, specifically including the right to use gender-segregated facilities such as locker rooms and bathrooms without having to prove gender identity.
The complete ruling can be read here
TransYouth Family Allies
has links to resources and FAQs on trans and gender variant children and adolescents.
Juliet Banana's useful Trans 101 links: 1 2